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    January 13, 2013
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then tonight a freeze warning and a frost advisory is likely. numbers will be dropping throughout the early evening hours. we are talking about an extended period of dry weather but the air mass will modify. we will talk about that and have a look at the seven-day forecast coming up. >> as lisa told you, we are notice middle of a cold spell. time to bundle up, bring in the pets and cover-up the plants. we are joined with the latest with kira klapper. good morning, kira. >> well, carolyn, the latest is it is very cold. i guess the only redeeming quality, as lisa said, is that it is dry. it's not raining. that's really nice. there's a security guard here in front of whole foods, and he is patrolling the area but he's ducking into his car in between. he said it's just too cold to stay outside. speaking of the cold, let's take you to some video we have last night in petaluma where
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residents were dubbing inside to stay away from the cold. there are icicle lights, christmas lights, that look like real he is cells. and an employee at an ice cream shop was left with no customers, as you can imagine. and tour efforts, who thought california was always warm and sunny, were surprised by the cold. >> i have the heater cranked up really high and brought extra blankets and are trying to get through it. >> it's been bitter cold since we arrived. the wind, the rain, ice, i thought i was back home. >> also in this cold, the california highway patrol is warning about icy conditions as temperatures drop. black eyes may form on bridges, overcrossings. they said you should let off the ice slowly if you hit the ice and don't hit the brakes or you
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will get into a tailspin. we hope you are all careful if you are headed out. reporting live, kira klapper, abc7 news. thanks, kira. it was cold out at the stick last night but who cares. 49ers of saferring victory this morning and later today they find out who they will play in the quest for their sixth super bowl. last night's win over the green bay packers was a record night for quarterback colin kaepernick. here he is making a 56-yard touchdown run. he ran for 180 yards, also threw for 263, and two touchdowns. the 49ers advance to the nfc championship game for the second year in a row with their 45-33 win over the green bay packers. mike shumann will have much more later in sports. right any ears abc7 news reporter john alston with fan reaction from candlestick park.
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>> it feels the moment that niners fans had waited for. >> yeah, baby! more, baby! >> fans streamed out of candlestick, finally relieved they broke free from the back and forth early in the game. >> colin kaepernick started out slow but he redeemed himself, came back. >> green bay counts seem to escape good-natured ribbing during interviews. >> they had the enter game plan, executed better. kind of disappointing. >> we have cheese and wine and you can join us. >> just disappointed we came out to support aaron rodgers. >> and it's not working out well for you? >> yeah. i'm really bummed. it was a first half and we had a lot of fun going to the game but in the end we couldn't hold it out. >> this is a full day for san francisco police who congius indicated thousands of dollars
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of nfl bootlegged merchandise, which is big business especially during playoff games. and they also posed as fans of both teams hoping to catch those going too far with their rivalry. >> this was our first pro ball we ever attended together. 49ers had such a great season and for them to finally pull ahead and hopefully advance is fantastic to see. >> yeah, awesome. 49ers! >> fran police made an untold number of arrests for bad behavior and a number of spectators were ejected from the stadium for bothering other fans. from candlestick park, john alston, abc7 news. >> if you did not have the hundreds of dollars to buy the ticket to the game, you could go out and watch with crowds of 49ers fans and even a few cheese heads. sergio has that part of the story. just minutes before kickoff we met 49ers fan dominique and
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packers fan andrew. they packed into this public along with hundreds of other football fans. they came here because of a mutual friend. >> one of my friends told me he had a surprise for me because he likes to see me in green so he invited this guy. he didn't know what he was in for. >> what an interesting relationship. >> i will keep my mouth shut and then at the end of the day i will be smiling. >> after it started it was clear the 49ers were dominating the match-up. >> how is the night going? >> amazing. it's awesome. >> unfortunately for andrew and the handful of other packers fans who squeezed into the public, the night didn't go according to their plans. >> how is the game going? >> not going very well. i wish it was a little different right now. >> in the end the 49ers won the night with a 45-31 final score. a triumph for dominique and her fellow 49ers faithful. though the pack lost, the guy in
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green and gold got good natured from other fans. >> you have to have fun. it's just game. >> in san francisco, abc7 news. >> now, the niners' win also means san francisco's mayor ed lee will collect on a wager with his green bay counter part. mayor green schmid will pay for hundreds of school children to explore the new exploratorium that opens in april. he will fork over wisconsin cheese curds, chocolate and wine. we want to see your 49er pride. e-mail your fan photos to ureport at abc7news.com. we might show yours on the air. pucks are expected to start dropping again now that the hockey players and the owners have signed a memorandum of
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understanding to start work outs. downtown merchants will get a huge boost now that hundreds of thirsty sharks fans will start showing up at hp pavilion. the schedule includes a 48-game season. the sharks play their first home game on thursday, january 24. new this morning from around the world, there's been another gang rape of a passenger in new delhi. police arrested six men, they ty are look for a seventh, following the attack on a female bus rider. meanwhile the mother of another victim, the one that died at the first assault, said all six suspects deserve to die for their crime. and greece's ousted president mubarak was won a retrial. he was convicted last june for failing to stop the killing of the hundred protesters during an
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uprising that ended his rule. the ruling also grants a new trial to mubarak's security chief who is serving a life sentence for his conviction on the same charges >> new this morning hugh has been rights groups will have protests around the bay area today marking the 11th anniversary of the guantanamo bay detention camp. some prisoners have been held without charges for ten years now. protest groups said they can't wait. they will set out from both ends of the golden gate bridge. they will meet in the middle for a vigil. before that they plan to read the names of all 166 guantanamo prisoners and at 2:00 this afternoon a separate day of action is planned in palo alto by members of amnesty international. coming up at 8:00 this morning, abc's george stephanopoulos hosts two powerhouse round tables taking
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on the president's new national security team and his point man to fix the economy. don't miss "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 right here on abc7. coming up next, a huge turnout, perhaps the biggest ever, for a bay area gun show. why so many people are stocking up. and later, more flu concerns as worries the flu continues to spread and vaccines run alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ [ female announcer ] go from zero to pizza in just 60 seconds with totino's pizza rolls
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7hd. as you see no rain anywhere in sight in the bay area, just lots of cold, cold weather. you can keep track of what's going on weather-wise anytime, any whereby going to our website and clicking on live doppler 7hd. lisa will be along with the full accuweather forecast in just a few minutes. huge lines and long waits for ammunition and guns are expected again today at the crossroads of the west gun show. it's in daly city. abc7 news reporter thomas ramon was there yesterday and has a look at the crowds at the cow palace. >> i cannot believe the number of people and cars. >> he is as shocked at the turnout as the organizer of the gun show at the cow palace. thousands came to daly city, many for the same reason and same concern. jalen just bought an assault
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rifle. >> we need to get them now before they take them away. >> did you just buy this? >> i have three at home. this is the fourth. >> there's like 500 people in line just to get ammunition. >> many say the reason for the huge turnout and the discussion going on in washington. vice president joe biden has had a number of meetings to build a consensus to try to prevent more tragedy like sandy hook and possibly pass a ban on assault weapons. they said it's created fear among many gun owners. >> because obama wants to take everybody's guns away so they are here buying ammo and guns and getting ready for the next revolution. [laughter] >> gun show president bob templeton attended the meetings in washington. >> further restrictions on the second amendment are not on the table for discussion. >> templeton said that's his stand, as well as the nras. he said some consensus was
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reached as far as background checks for criminals and mental health records but he thinks the administration is having the meetings for show. >> it was constructive dialogue but i think they had their mind made up when they came into the meeting. >> the task force on guns is expected to present their recommendations by the end of the month. templeton said he expects about 8,000 people here at the cow palace on sunday and also expects to sell out of ammunition. in daly city, abc7 news. in petaluma hundreds of people remembered the teenager whose body was found in the snow in south lake tahoe earlier this month. yesterday there was a public memorial for 19-year-old alyssa byrne as casa grande day high school. friends and family gathered in the gym at her old high school, many wearing her favorite color, pink. they came to pay their respects and share their memories. >> i think that's how she would want to be remembered. she would want us to laugh and kind of be like -- i don't want
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you guys to be sad anymore. i hate to say it's brought us together but it's brought us all together as a community, family, friendships. it's amazing. she will be laid to rest privately. there will be a concert in her owner on saturday, february 23rd, benefiting the cross kids foundation. the eighth and final prospect in the murder is in jail to morning. 31-year-old man was arrested in the both death of a man at roosevelt park last april. seven other men face murder and attempted murder charges in the teenager's death, accused of a gang-related attack on alberto and his older brother. santa cruz police have released the sketch of a man they say groped a 12-year-old girl on her way home from school. officers say this is the man who grabbed her on walnut avenue around 12:30 on friday afternoon. he ran when the girl confronted
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him. santa cruz police are asking anyone who recognizes the attacker to give them a call glared wood shores based oracle promises it will make a fix available shortly for a security flaw in its java software. oracle claim the flaw is only in one particular version of the software and doesn't affect applications running on servers and pcs. last week the department of homeland security advised people to disable java software on their computers to avoid hacking attacks. we haven't seen lisa argen on our sunday morning in a while. welcome back. >> thank you. >> and some dry weather. >> yeah, and very cold. colder than yesterday morning. we're talking mid-20s in some of of the valleys of the east bay. but golden gate bridge lower 40s. san francisco still a frost advisory for the bay shores. we will talk about when its going to warm up ask a look at the seven-day outlook. that's coming up. >> and also ahead the niners advance to go the nfc
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championship game for the second straight year with colin kaepernick setting an nfl rushing record for quarterbacks. mike shumann has the highlights and postgame reaction coming up in sports.
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>> it really is pretty cold out there and has been for a while. that's not going to end? >> no. i had to get the old credit card out this morning scraping the windshield. yeah, it's really cold out there in the inland valleys.
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be careful if you are heading out early and bundle up. this cold air is here to stay for the next couple of days. in fact another freeze warning and fast advisory will be likely tonight. so a live look outside from our east bay camera. we have the radiational cooling. the live 7hd, he we are looking at fog in the north bay around santa rosa with half-mile visibility n the north bay not only the colder temperatures, but some of that fog. here is where the freeze warnings are until 8:00. from the north bay, our east bay valleys, even the santa clara valley where temperatures are dropping into the mid-20s. after sunrise, really not until 9:00, will we see modifying the temperatures. and the frost advisory, the bay shoreline. numbers in san francisco are milder, but elsewhere, wow, we are continuing to drop this
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morning. 27 in concord, 27 in novato. redwood city, 30 for you, as well as san jose. so with another two to three degrees of cooling, certainly it will be a very, very cold night and not much change for your monday morning. but look at san francisco, 40 here. tonight we will see some more wind, but it will still be really cold until the middle of the week when this cold parcel of air begins to modify as our ridge of high pressure brings a also more wind and we see the warmer air mass. 8 degrees colder this morning in napa. 5 degrees colder in fremont and fairfield. san francisco about the same, as well as our coastline. so our highlights then, freezing temperatures this morning. sunny days and cold nights right on through about tuesday. and then by wednesday and thursday not only will we warm up, we will see temperatures a little bit above average. by the end of the work week some 60s come into play. we have high pressure in the eastern pacific, bringing that
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sunny and cold day today. and by tonight, though, we will see a little more wind in the north bay. that's not going to help us out, though. we are still going to drop to the sub freezing levels for at least five or six levels. again, high temperatures in the here they have. 27 right now. they broke a record yesterday at minus 9. this morning minus 10. 53 big sir, and 58 los angeles. from north to south really feeling the cold, cold air. highs today 52 san mateo, 50 concord, as well as fremont and san rafael and richmond. so looking pretty good out there. boy, not feeling that way. 52 salinas. overnight tonight once again we will look for the frost advisory for the bay shoreline and the freeze warnings in our inland valleys with 20s and lower 30s. 38 in san francisco. another frosty start for tomorrow and then a little milder on tuesday. more sunshine wednesday. and look those low 60s coming back into play. you are noticing, carolyn, you
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don't need your umbrella. >> i like that part. the cold is not that bad. you can certainly bundle up. >> san francisco is a lot milder than most of us. >> yeah. did you manage to stay up and watch a little bit of the game last night? >> of course. it was the best. >> it was fabulous. so let's check out sports. early this afternoon the 49ers will find out if they are hosting the championship game against seattle or traveling to atlanta next weekend. they will face the winner of the game between the seahawks and the falcons. last night the 49ers defeated the green bay packers at candlestick park. mike shumann mass the highlights and the postgame reaction in this morning's sports. >> good morning. i am now a believer. i had my doubts about colin kaepernick leading them into the playoffs with only seven nfl starts. he sets an nfl record in the process. aaron rodgers and alex smith, 2005 number one draft choice, before the game.
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fans worried about the quarterback in the finishing. picked off by sam shields. he goes 52 yards and just like that 7-0 packers but the kid made up for his mistake. third and agent from the packers 20. takes it himself. his first postseason touchdown. wouldn't be his last. game tied at 7. green bay, 22 minutes of possession only in this game but dajuan harris gives them the lead. 14-7 packers. niners answer. crab had a huge game. two tds and niners led 21-14. rogers answers of. under three minutes in the half. and james jones, and rogers 257 yards, two tds and a pick. niners up 3 at the half. third quarter kaepernick sets an nfl playoff record for most rushing yards by a quarterback, including this one, 66-yarder. 31-21 san francisco, and they never looked back. fourth quarter, frank frank gord
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they are heading to the nfc championship for the second straight year. they face the winner of today's seahawks and falcons game. >> it's a lot easier on me when other people are making plays. our offensive line came out. they dominated up front and that makes it easy on the quarterback. >> kaepernick is going to be all right. those plays, he came to the sidelines and he was ready to go. i knew he would have a big day. a big day for us today. >> 200 yards rushing? >> almost. >> almost. there you go, it's hard to lose like that. >> peyton manning was having a career year with the broncos and hoping to add a second super bowl to his resume. but the high-flying ravens said no more. peyton manning an unbelievable come back after neck surgery last year. tied at 21 year. the 90-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first. takes the kickoff return,
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104 yards. first player in the nfl history to score on the kickoff return in the game. broncos up 7. 40 seconds to go in the game. denver up by a touchdown. last call for the ravens. flacco, to jones. are you kidding me? 70 yards for the touchdown. we are tied at 35 and we head to overtime. manning threw for three touchdowns but had three turnovers as well. picked off here by core grant for the second time in the game. sets it up in denver territory. double overtime. tucker, 47-yard field goal for the win. it's good. ravens are head today their second straight afc title game with 38-35 double overtime victory. seattle taking on atlanta, new england and texas and we will have those highlights at five. have a great day. >> coming up, the flu is spreading. much of the country is overwhelmed as vaccines run low. and america's new sweetheart, the autistic teen that made it so far in the miss america
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welcome back, everyone. in morning france is on alert for a possible terrorist attack following military action in africa. french troops were on the move yesterday from the country of chad to mali as french aircraft pound islamist rebel bases. france sent planes and troops to mali after an appeal from that country's president. the mali rebels are link today al-qaeda. the concern is they are using mali as a base to attack the west. they will increase protection at their public buildings and transportation hubs. all across this country people are lining up at doctors offices, pharmacies and clinics and he trying to get vaccinate today to stay one step ahead of a flu epidemic. at the same time more and more
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hospitals are cracking down on their health workers who are refusing flu shots. a. bc news reports. >> the flu epidemic sweeping the country is forcing more government action. new york governor andrew cuomo declared a public health emergency on saturday. order allows pharmacists to immunize children and it comes as the number of influenza cases is nearing 20,000 in the state, more than four times the cases reported during last year's flu season. hospitals are overwhelmed. >> we are setting records in the urgent care center in terms of the number patients are seeing per day. >> and it's about spreading a mass spread of those most at risk. >> we are trying to keep them in their rooms. >> patients across the country are suffering. >> i've been in bed for about five, six days. >> since then she has gotten a flu shot, but others aren't so lucky. some hospitals and doctors are running out of flu vaccine.
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>> we should be getting in possibly 30 doses in this location. but that could be gone in 20 minutes. >> but how do you know if you need a shot, if you have the flu, or just the common cold? >> you think about a cold, it usually affects you from the neck up. so congestion, seennous, fullness, sore throat. but the flu, it's going to affect your whole body. in addition to those bodies you feel achy all over. >> there is some good news. more than two months into the epidemic, some hospitals and health departments across the south say it looks like their flu season has peaked. abc news. now, if your family needs to get flu shots we have a list of resources available at abc7news.com. including the shu the flu program where children can get flu shots for free. google has found a way to estimate the rate of the flu epidemic around the world. millions of userrings search for help information and there's more flu-related searches during
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the flu season. based on that they determine where the flu is circulating and with i countries are hardest hit. this morning the treasury department said the trillion dollars coin idea to solve the debt crisis is off the table. some of president barack obama's liberal ally as has been promoting it. the trillion dollars coin fast and draw the funds to pay bills should congress fail to raise the debt ceiling. treasury officials say it's illegal to mint a coin for a purpose like that. he's considered one of the greatest cyclists of all-time but hanging over his head are charges of doping to achieve that success. well now lance armstrong may be coming clean about drug use during his tour de france races. abc news reporter mark greenblat has the latest. >> in his last interview with oprah nearly two years ago, lance armstrong got a hero's welcome. now disgraced and labeled as a cheater, he will face a much tougher audience when he sits
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with her again. but if, as expected, armstrong confesses to doping, it would likely come only after the statute of limitations on perjury charges ran out. following this strong denial under oath. >> i just want to make sure your testimony is clear. if it cannot be any clearer that i've never taken drugs. >> still an about-face could land hem in serious hot water. he's still facing an ongoing federal whistle blower's suit that's tightly under seal and another investigation from a british newspaper and from a promoter that wants $7.5 million off. yet he texted a. p. i told oprah to do wherever he wants and he will go there directly and hon lift and candidly. >> he's setting himself in for more trouble has been he's already in and he's in trouble now. >> he was stripped from his titles and banned from the sport for life last year after the us anti-doping agency issued a report accusing him of leading a
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sophisticated and brazen drug program on his u.s. postal service team. the u.s. doesn't plan to build a death star anytime soon. more than 34,000 people signed a petition calling on the administration to build the star wars weapon. but on a posting the science and space advisor wrote the u.s. does not support blowing up planets. he also added why waste taxpayer money on a death star with the fundamental star that can be exploited by a one-man star ship? there are questions about the suicide of the cofounder of a social website red-it. his family is blaming the cell justice system. the 26-year-old hung himself at his apartment in brooklyn, new york. he was a hacker, free speech activist who sought to make online information free for anyone. he was about to go on fool for 13 felonies next month. he was accused of stealing
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millions of articles from an m. i. t. subscription service in the hopes of offering them to the public for free. he faced up to 35 years in prison if convicted. a 23-year-old contestant from brooklyn is miss america 2013. >> your new miss america is miss new york! [applause] >> mallory hagen won the pageant last night. she tap danced to win the price. the first autistic miss american contestant also made history. they chose miss montana as semifinalist based on her contestant video. >> i thank you so much america for voting for me. i'm that much closer to becoming miss america. thank you so much. >> she did not win. the winner there again is hagen.
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she receives a $50,000 college scholarship. miss south carolina was the runner-up. tomorrow on abc7 good morning america, robin roberts has a big announcement sure to make you smile. good morning america against tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. here on abc7. new this morning, the tracy fire department will soon be giving away knew child safety seats to families in need. our media partner, the san jose mercury news, reports a grant from the state office of traffic safety will cover the cost of 275 children's car seats. that's more than $26,000 worth. the fire chief reported recently to the city council that his department is seeing a lot of improperly installed car seats, recalled seats or just plane broken car seats. a public checkup event is being held next saturday from one to three at the parker avenue entrance of el pescadero park.
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if you want to know if yours is properly installed. they will have four people to help out. a new kind of recover to explore a distant moon. and we have a live look from our roof cam showing you the i am bark dare row, ferry building in the background, along with the bay bridge. cold, cold, cold outside. lisa argen will have your forecast in just a few minutes. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. ♪ sunlight says get up and go
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>> ion tests say it could unlock the secrets of the universe but we have to get there first. on a story you see only on abc7 news, jonathan bloom introduces
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us to engineers at stanford who are hard at work on a new kind of recover. >> you see a hopping and a tumbling motion. >> in this is an early simulation in a row got that in about ten years could look like this, a titanium soccer ball covered in spikes. the stanford professor calls it a hedge hog and it could one day explore mars biggest moon. >> a thousand times less than the gravity we have an earth. >> they have wheels and wheels might not work on fobos. >> if you were to try to do a wheel system in low gravity, you could flip it over and completely lose control of it. so instead of rolling they are making them tumble and hop using spinning motors sealed inside. they started with this two dimensional model how it will work in mike crow gravity. >> if i let it go, it slowly drifts back down and that's as
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if this were the ground. >> but the next prototype will be in three dimensions. researchers will use what is essentially a small model of the giant shipping cranes at the port of oakland to simulate little gravity. >> i can apply the whole system. >> they are work owing on a full-scale model at nassau. >> the tumbling and hopping on different types of surfaces. so we looked at doing that on concrete surfaces, on sandy surfaces and rocky surfaces. >> hedge hogs could carry cameras and microscope, send findings back to an orbiting satellite to find out where fobos came from when whether humans can land there. >> the object. >> and it could be key to proving or disproving theories on how the universe began. >> it enables us to understand where we are coming from and where we are heading to. >> abc7 news. >> well, here in our corner of the universe, things are beyond
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chilly. >> yeah, awfully frosty out there with plenty of 20s in the north and east bay valleys. but downtown we have about 40 degrees. so about an hour and a half until sunrise and we will continue to see the sub freezing temperatures around the bay. we will talk about a bit of a warming trend coming up in a few days and a look at your seven day outlook straight ahead. >> sounds good, lisa. thank you. also ahead, a new technology that offers help for an111111g
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us on the abc7 news. this is a live look from our roof cam showing you the ferry building there. san francisco, the temperature right now is 40 degrees. that's balmy compared to the rest of the bay area. our meteorologist lisa argen will be along shortly with the full accuweather forecast. there's a month-long snake hunt underway in florida. hundreds of amateur hunters have embarked on the 2030 python challenge. florida wildlife officials launched the hunt to eliminate some of the 150,000 nonnative burmese pythons living in the everglades. they say such a drastic plan was necessary to keep the snakes from damaging the ecosystem too severely. >> we need to think outside the box and do something that's never been done before. >> the hunt who are captures the most snakes will receive a $1,500.00 prize. the python challenge lasts for a month. a new technology is offering hope for an uncomfortable
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condition that affects an estimated 14 million people in the country. it can take a severe toll on everything from your vision to quality of life. here's carolyn johnson with the details. >> on a bad day, even driving can be a challenge for helen cole. >> the hardest part about driving is seeing the signs clearly and it adds a distinctive glare of buriness. >> while her normal vision is fine, the blurriness comes from a condition called dry eye. she's forced to treat it throughout the day. >> from the time you get up in the morning your eyes already feel gritty, sometimes they are swollen. definitely red and they have a burning sensation. >> you have a relatively low oil here. >> the opt tommologist said the condition is often caused by a lack of oil which allows the eye's natural shape pour to evaporate. he is going to treat it with a
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new technology called bipiflow. first they perform a laser scan of her eyes to measure the amount and quality of the oil, as well as her natural pattern of blinking. >> that represents the blinks. >> after analyzing the data, the doctor places two small cups directly on to helen's eyes. they are designed to reach the oil glands beneath her eyelids. >> it warms the eye to about jacuzzi temperature. not hot, but comfortable. it melts the oils and using a computer program it applies general tell pressure and expresses the abnormal oils from the glands. >> the procedure takes about twelve minutes and the mild heat does not typically cause any discomfort. once the glands are cleared the eyes again producing oil and moisture. diana had the procedure earlier this year. >> i would say within four days or so i could tell that my eyes did not seem as dry or as uncomfortable. >> the doctor said in severe case it is can take eight to ten
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weeks to experience relief, but the improvement often lasts several years. >> i think the whole tech following from beginning to end is revolutionary. >> and for patients like helen it offers the hope of making it through the day without concentrating on taking care of her eyes. >> a home run would be to, actually, have about totally go away, but for now i would just be happy with having good days. >> and carolyn says that an average treatment costs 1600 -- or rather $1,800 and it is not covered by insurance right now. however, dr. mandell points out the improvement can improve expenses ranging from eye drop prescriptions to regular eye appointments. we bundle up in the bay area and it feels like spring on the east coast. temperatures in the 60s over a broad area of the ohio valley and the southeast. today temperatures could reach 70 degrees from southern virginia to florida. in all, more than 40 cities could tie or break record-high temperatures this weekend.
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but that warm spell won't last. winter-like weather will return there this week. and then we will get some warm weather coming here, right, lisa? that's the way it works. >> you got that right. definitely. and, in fact, we are looking at another very frigid start out there. strong radiational cooling as we head outside right now. mt. tam, some of the coldest temperatures in the north bay and also the east bay valleys have been dropping into the 20s. yesterday they broke a record, low temperature at the tahoe valley airport. it was minus 12. the old record minus 7. right now in truckee, minus 13 and minus 10 at the tahoe valley airport. live doppler 7hd not picking up anything in the way of cloud cover. but we have a few areas of cloud up in in sonoma county.o% we are dry and clear and we will stay that with a not only the week ahead but into next weekend. freeze warning until 8:00 for the north bay valleys, the santa clara valley, the east bay and
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the bay shoreline. peninsula and up toward point rays. temperatures much more modified, around 40 degrees san francisco. 25 santa rosa. napa. and 27 in concord. good morning fairfield, 29 for you and 30 in livermore, as well as san jose and los gatos. the coast right now not bad. we take you down to the central coast. how about 32 degrees in santa cruz and salinas. it's 27 in gilroy. so a definitely chilling out all across the bay and another frosty start for tomorrow. so freeze warning and frost advisories likely again overnight tonight. we are colder in napa, fairfield and fremont, everywhere except half moon bay this morning. bundle up out there with the freezing temperatures. we will take a bit to warm up. once again, upper 40s to low 50s. so below the average, but by the middle of the work week into the end of the work week, not only
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bringing back to average temperatures but we will be milder than that with numbers near 60 by thursday and friday and next weekend look pretty mild. but in between now and then, it's cold high pressure with the origin of the air mass up in alaska. we are looking at the lack of wind and the lower dewpoints, allowing for those cold temperatures in the valleys as the old colder air drains to the valleys. 27 in tahoe, 61 sacramento. not quite as cold in sacramento. they have a bit of a wind this morning. 58 in los angeles today. back home once again very little change with those upper 40s from the livermore valley. 50 in richmond. plenty of sunshine san francisco, 50 and 51 palo alto and tonight we will get a little bit of wind in the north bay. but still it's not going to upset that aidiation natural cooling and we will be very cool again. 52 salinas. we are talking more 20s and 30s by the water. upper 30s san francisco and we will looking for some of those
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cooler numbers. even around oakland again tonight. so the accuweather seven-day forecast, the frosty start for your monday. then by tuesday a little milder. mid-50s should be the highs. upper 50s on wednesday. and maybe some tuly fog will sneak into the east bay valleys and that will allow for warming. low 60s by the end of the work week. we are still very cold for the next couple days. >> all right. well, that's okay. as you know, lisa, the bay area is microclimate presents unique challenges for you and the rest of the abc7 news weather team. they will explain how that makes the weather here different from the weather anywhere else during the abc7 news special "inside bay area weather." that airs tonight at 6:30 here on abc7. coming up next, a huge snowball fight and why thousands got together in seattle to
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>> this afternoon you can expect some bart riders to be a bit underdressed. we are talking no pants. organizers of whwt is called improv everywhere declared today to be the day for the twelfth annual no pants subway ride. the no pants party starts boarding around noon. a group photo is planned in front of san francisco city hall at 1:45. more details will be announced via twitter, this first began in new york city back in 2002 and now take place on transit systems worldwide. enough people took part in seattle's snow day yesterday to set a new world record for the largest snowball fight. take a look. about 6,000 people hurling snow balls at each other at the seattle center. organizers trucked in 162,000 pounds of snow from the cascade mountains in this effort. the republic of korea and it was
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5,723 people throwing snow set back in 2010. up next at 6:00, the 49ers win and the fans go crazy. an outbreak of 49er fever starts spreading. plus, i'm kira klapper live in san mateo. it's the coldest morning yet in the cold snap. i'll tell what you you need to look out for as you head out the door this morning after the break.
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>> good morning, everyone, i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us on this sunday, january 13ing. let's get things started with a quick first look at our weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, carolyn. certainly a colder morning out there with a freeze warning for some valleys. a frost advisory for the bay shoreline. temperatures until 8:00 will be dropping into the mid-20s and mid-30s. we have 40 in san francisco, but that's the warm spot. so everywhere else numbers ranging from the lower 20s to the lower 40s.

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